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WATER RESOURCES
STUDY GUIDE #7


1 acre-foot = 326,000 gallons or enough to supply 2 families for a year
Local Water Projects:

Hetch Hetchy Aqueduct
(1934)

Brings Tuolumne River water (Western Sierra) to San Francisco (175 miles)

http://www.hetchhetchy.org/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Z7_wf28UCs



Los Angeles Aqueduct (1913) - DWP (Los Angeles Dept. of Water and Power)

http://www.latimes.com/local/la-me-mother-ditch-20140422-story.html#axzz2ziCrSUkJ
Major Water Projects:

SWP and CVP world’s largest water system
Bring water from Northern CA through the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta
for delivery to users in the San Joaquin Valley, parts of the San Francisco Bay Area & Southern CA

Colorado River Aqueduct (1941) 242 miles - begins at Parker Dam
http://www.latimes.com/local/la-me-mother-ditch-20140422-story.html#axzz2ziCrSUkJ